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San Jose Spine Stability Helped by Breathing and Diaphragm Training

Spinal stability is the basis for spine movement. Spinal stability safeguards the structures of the nervous system, the spinal cord, and spinal nerve roots. Chiropractic Solutions evaluates spinal stability in all our San Jose back pain patients as part of our chiropractic service. Spinal stability relies on strong, stable musculature to perform its job. New research is pointing to the role of the diaphragm and breathing in supporting spinal stability.

SPINAL STABILITY

All the numerous parts of the spine figure into spinal stability, even the slightest spinal motion segment’s vertebra (the bony part of the spine). Ligaments, bones, and discs in the spine supply all sorts of coupled motions of the spine and conduct proprioceptive impulses to the central nervous system which coordinates muscle tone, movement, and reflexes. If any of the spinal structures are damaged or otherwise in peril – like a degenerated disc – spinal instability is feasible. (1) That’s where your San Jose chiropractor comes into play with chiropractic spinal manipulation and a helpful treatment plan including exercise.

BREATHING TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Chiropractic care at Chiropractic Solutions addresses spinal stability with some usual exercise recommendations and explores the use of innovative exercise methods like breathing that appear promising. Maximal abdominal contraction maneuver compared with maximal expiration exercise proved itself better at increasing spinal stability. As a breathing exercise to increase spinal joint stability, it had a beneficial effect on increasing co-contraction and spine stability as shown by significantly larger muscle thickness of the transverse abdominis and rectus abdominis. (2) Forced breathing exercise therapy enhanced trunk stability and activities of daily living in chronic low back pain patients. (3) San Jose back pain patients will value how something they do every day – done with just a little more intention - may ease their back pain!

DIAPHRAGM TRAINING IN SPINAL STABILITY

Certainly, breathing and the diaphragm are intimately connected, and both hold some hope in addressing spinal stability issues. Chiropractic Solutions came across some new studies on how diaphragm training manages spinal stability. In a study of rehabilitating athletes with nonspecific low back pain, adding diaphragm training (breathing) to electrical stimulation therapy was helped improve function, stability, pain, and balance. (4) Diaphragm training significantly decreased the severity of pain and also altered the thickness of active stabilizers - transversus abdominis, lumbar multifidus muscle - in the lumbar spine. (5) Strong, thick spinal stabilizers are good in combatting San Jose back pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen RN, ICHC, FNLP, LE, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as they describe their combined treatment approach of breathing training and the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helped a patient realize back pain relief.

Schedule your San Jose chiropractic appointment today. Breathing and diaphragm training go a long way towards helping keep the spine stable, reducing San Jose back pain, and maintaining the foundation of spinal movement intact.

 
Chiropractic Solutions describes spine stability and how new research shows that breathing and diaphragm training help with back pain. 
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